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Old 04-25-2010, 08:34 AM   #1
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Post-Draft Press Conference

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Opening Statement:


“We’re in the process now as the draft concludes of calling and beginning the recruitment of free agents. That’s pretty common right now. There’s still a couple of hours of work here, trying to find some guys that we think fit. Overall though, we feel pretty good how it has developed. We moved up to draft a center from Boston College that we liked and then recently we drafted a quarterback from Oregon State.”


This is the first quarterback you’ve drafted since you’ve been here. Was drafting him here about the same range as trying to get him as a free agent?


“With where we were picking in the seventh round, you’re just trying to look at your ability to acquire the player knowing that there were a fair amount of compensatory picks after our selection. Nonetheless, he was a guy that we had seen enough from that we certainly had a draftable grade on.


“He’s a lefty. We think he’s accurate; we think he’s a good decision maker. He really played a year-and-a-half there. Mickey (Loomis) is pretty close with the coach there, who has worked here before. Overall, there was a lot that went into that; a lot of research just trying to identify a second-day quarterback that might be available, and he was one of the guys.”


Is there still a need to possibly bring in another veteran quarterback to challenge for the backup job?


“That’s a fair question and I think that that possibility still exists. That’s something that will sort itself out sooner than later.”


Can you give us an overview of the three days of your draft?


“We wanted to go in being flexible and we were able to do that. We feel like we hit some areas. It varied on when we selected the players but we hit some areas that we felt like could help our team. When you look at the two defensive players – inside a tackle and outside a corner; and offensively going backwards really with the quarterback and the center and the left tackle – overall we feel good about it. We’ll have a chance to see these guys here in two weeks and start the process of really implementing our system and our schemes and getting them acquainted with the program and getting them brought up to speed.”

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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Re: Sean Payton Post Draft Wrap-Up

Good read. So they wanted a LB or RB - didn't get to pull the trigger so they found value in other important picks.
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